Sunday, March 04, 2007

CQI Christmas DYB Round Robin - Jakkie's Block

Finally catching up on round robin blocks - this time it is Jakkie's Christmas DYB Round Robin. Jakkie and Debbie have both been so patient with me as I struggle to catch up - thank you ladies so much! Once again, I had a beautiful block to embellish. With all the golds and creams on the block I couldn't resist adding some of the trims I got from Mokuba in Toronto. I used some lovely buttons I obtained recently. It was a great chance to play with all my new "toys"! LOL Other than that it was seams, lace, ribbon and beads and, of course, some counted cross stitch/waste canvas motifs - two this time - both the cardinal and the Christmas tree. I hope that Jakkie will like what I have done on it.

New Babies!

Well, I thought I would post a picture to show what has been keeping me busy the last week or so. We have five of these little darlings born in the last couple weeks and I have been playing "Momma" to one in particular who has been rejected. She was on the bottle every four hours around the clock and it was tiring me out to say the least - lol! She is now feeding every six hours so it is much easier to get some sleep! They are worth it though - there is nothing as sweet as a baby lamb!

Friday, March 02, 2007

CQI DYB Christmas Round Robin - Debbie R's block

This is a DYB block I just finished for Debbie R. in a CQI Round Robin. For some reason I found the Christmas theme a real challenge. One thing I did on it that I had never tried before was the "snail trail" of beads on the right hand side. I really enjoyed doing that and I think I'll be doing more of them. I also did a waste canvas bird house. These were beautiful blocks that Debbie had made and they already looked wonderful before any stitching was done on them. Maybe that is why it was so hard to put needle to fabric in this case!